My wife, 47, had a stroke in March. Since May, she’s been home, and going to outpatient rehab 3 days a week. My mother-in-law has been paying for a caregiver the other two weekdays. Yesterday she told me she can only do that for two more weeks.
So I’m panicked and overwhelmed. My wife isn’t in a condition to be left alone - she’s recovering, but some cognitive stuff isn’t back. Recently she put an empty pop can, and pizza box, in the dishwasher. She tried to use a spoon like a straw. If left alone, she could put metal in the microwave, try to use a sharp knife like a fork, or something horrible.
Has anybody dealt with this? What did you do? I’m considering asking work if I can work 4 days a week for 10 hours a day, which would ‘solve’ one day (but leave my wife without care for a couple of hours at the end of three days).
Money’s really tight, too.